1.Robin (M) Singer – Our hero, a swashbuckling, confident to the point of arrogant, canbe a bit stupid, but a good guy. Very kind and loving, stands up for the downtrodden.
2.Maid Marian (F) Singer – Our female lead, she appears to be a damsel in distress butthe minute she opens her mouth you know this girl doesn’t need rescuing, she canhandle herself. She is madly in love with Robin but certainly doesn’t need him toprotect her, in fact she might even save the day. Hurrah and go Girl!
3.Little John (M) – Big strong man! Serious and professional about being a Merry Man,likes to do things by the book and often pulls the others into line.
4.Maid Mavis (M or F) – Marian’s best friend, a man mad damsel dying to be in distressso she can be rescued, she is loud and crude and not afraid to say what she thinks.
5.Alan of Ferndale (M) – A Wexford take on the traditional merry man from the legend,He’s a hurl wielding, Wexford speaking, rissole eating, bag of cans man.Ferndale is an estate in Wexford and this character depicts a local man to whateverarea the show is been performed, he has the local accent and all the local sayings.For this character to work in a pantomime outside of Wexford some of the linesmight need adjustment, poetic licence granted to the director.
6.Will “Scarlet” (M) – “Scarlet for ya”, Will is a Dub. He is a bit of a gangster and hasdifficulty with the whole giving to the poor part of the arrangement. Nidge in tights
7.Friar Tuck (M) – Is a jovial old chap, old English Vicar come Friar, he is friendly and funto be around, a bit fond of the ale.
8.The Sheriff of Nottingham (M) Singer – A nasty piece of work, he is arrogant andproud, he is sharp tongued and cruel. Quick to attack and shows little mercy. Wellspoken English wit.
9.Prince John (M) – Prince John should not have been left in charge of a tricycle letalone a country, he has the intellect and mannerisms of a five year old. Large,excitable overgrown child, doesn’t care what happens as long as he gets to have hisbirthday party.
10.Guy of Gisborne (XXL M) – The strong and silent type, needs to be large and opposingand able to swing a sword but need to learn lines is not required.
12.Nuala (F) – A double act, instead of royal guards, the sheriff has employed two BanGardaí. Good strong Irish Country Women.
13.Mumsie or Gertrude (M or F) Singer – Prince John & King Richard’s Mother, Now awithered old hag, she is ugly and annoying, but the Sheriff and she are madly in love.(Barf) She is clever and evil, together they manipulate Prince John and plan to gainpower for themselves.
14.Barny (A bear) (M) Singer – Obviously if you go into the woods you are going to meeta big friendly funny bear. While they are low on the billing of characters Barny andBlossom are very important characters that sing, dance and are the Narrators andfriends to the audience, they also interact into the story and become great friends tothe kids.
15.Blossom (A Fairy) (F) Singer – What’s a trip into the woods without a fairy to guideyou. Blossom is a fun fairy and a double act with Barny. Together they engage theaudience and move the story along. Friendly and fun.
16.King Richard (M) – Some really important person playing a rock hard cameo.